Keyword: Cigar Mile

  • In Search of the True Milers

    So, one must ask: When is a mile not a mile? In a pure horse racing sense it is a mile run around two turns instead of the more traditional flat mile around one turn.

  • Connect (outside) just wins the Cigar Mile over Divining Rod

    Connect in Good Order Off Cigar Mile Win

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27.

  • Connect outfights Divining Rod to win the Cigar Mile

    Connect Edges Divining Rod in Cigar Mile

    Connect added to an already banner year for trainer Chad Brown as he engaged in a thrilling stretch duel with Divining Rod and just got his nose down at the wire to win the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 26.

  • Anchor Down Heads Cigar Mile

    Trainer Todd Pletcher is banking on Anchor Down proving their collective instincts correct when the 5-year-old ridgling breaks from the rail in a field 10 in the Cigar Mile (gr. I).

  • Tonalist gets up late to win the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-k9fqWtZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Charges to Cigar Mile Victory

    Tonalist came flying with a big late run Nov. 28 to win the $670,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, edging out Red Vine in a photo finish after tracking far back under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.

  • Tonalist will try to rebound from a fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2RMHvrn">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Takes on Private Zone in Cigar Mile

    Blinkers will go back on Tonalist, who comes off a fifth in the 1 1/4-mile Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as he takes on defending Cigar Mile winner Private Zone after that rival's second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Tonalist.

    Cigar Mile Next for Tonalist

    Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.

  • Forty Niner (inside) won the NYRA Mile in 1988.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-XB3xjmf/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Cigar Mile as 'Stallion Maker'

    While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions.

  • Secret Circle faces Itsmyluckyday and 7 others in the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/33149951_TtjBB8#!i=2878478445&k=cDxfdZG">Order This Photo</a>

    Secret Circle, Itsmyluckyday in Cigar Mile

    A solid field will line up Nov. 29 for the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, as grade I winners Secret Circle and Itsmyluckyday face off amongst a cast that includes Private Zone, Vyjack, and Bourbon Courage.

  • Flat Out
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    Flat Out to Enter Stud at Spendthrift Farm

    Recently retired three-time grade I winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside program and stand for a fee of $10,000.

  • After the Wire: Clark Handicap

    Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes.

  • After the Wire: Clark Handicap

    Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes.

  • TimeformUS Weekend Plays

    TimeformUS Plays for Thanksgiving Weekend, including the Fall Highweight, the Clark, and the Citation.

  • Groupie Doll
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    Groupie Doll Breezes at Belmont Park

    In her final breeze in preparation for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Groupie Doll completed four furlongs in :48.55 on the Belmont Park training track Nov. 25.

  • Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track.
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    Groupie Doll Breezes Half Mile for Cigar Mile

    Reigning champion female sprinter Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track as she prepares for her second career start against males in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct.

  • Groupie Doll
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    New Owner to Run Groupie Doll in Cigar Mile

    Groupie Doll, acquired by Mandy Pope's Whispering Hill Farm Nov. 6 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, will remain in training for the time being with her longtime conditioner, Buff Bradley.

  • Goldencents won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876859392&k=BWFGXHZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Set to Run Next in Cigar Mile

    Goldencents, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), will make his next start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 30, according to majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Graydar won the 2013 Kelso Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2797010812&k=swcTMGF">Order This Photo</a>

    Graydar to Miss Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Graydar will be forced to miss the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park after a quarter crack in his left front hoof was discovered Monday morning.

  • Post-Thanksgiving handicapping

    Greetings from St. Petersburg, Florida, where after one huge meal and two entertaining NFL games, I am ready to tackle the weekend cards.

  • Groupie Doll breezed a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

    Groupie Doll Works for Cigar Mile

    Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Groupie Doll breezed a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs Nov. 17 in preparation for a possible start against the boys in the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 24.

  • Shackleford breezed a half-mile in :47 2/5 on a fast main track at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

    Shackleford Works, Still Clark or Cigar Mile

    Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.

  • Stay Thirsty

    Stay Thirsty to Stand for $17,500 at Ashford

    Stay Thirsty, winner of the 2011 Travers Stakes (gr. I), will stand for $17,500 in 2013 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The son of Bernardini will contest his final start in the Nov. 24 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct.

  • Jersey Town outfinishes Haynesfield to win the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9301661%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Jersey Town Scores 34-1 Cigar Mile Upset

    In a star-studded field that included four Breeders' Cup starters, it was the longest shot on the board, Jersey Town, who pulled a 34-1 shocker in the Hill 'N' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct.

  • Purge to Vinery New York

    Vinery, which has recently opened a breeding operation in New York, has added stallion Purge to its Empire State line-up.

  • Grade I winner Pyro is scheduled to make his final start in the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8459472%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Short But Strong Field to Contest Cigar Mile

    The defection of both Quality Road and Munnings has left the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) with a field of just six -- and only five betting interests -- but the Nov. 28 race at Aqueduct still packs plenty of star power.

  • Quality Road will return to Florida, where he won the Florida Derby. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7964933%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road to Skip Cigar Mile; Off to Fla.

    It's wait until next year for Quality Road, who will pass on the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) and instead will point for a 4-year-old campaign, which could begin in the Hal's Hope (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.